Born in NYC on Oct. 12, 1918. Josephine was the daughter of an engineer. She began painting at age three and by age 12 had sold works to Greenwich Village art magazines. From 1932-37 she studied
painting while living in Moscow where her father was working. After returning to the U.S., her bold, colorful paintings caused quite a sensation in NYC art circles. In 1939 she moved to San Francisco to meet her fiancé, Maxwell Robbins. Settling there, she continued to paint while raising a family. In 1970 Mrs. Robbins moved to Woodside, CA where she remained until her demise on Dec. 24, 1984.
Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1940-41.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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